Thursday, April 28, 2016

World's Biggest Fish Fry


PARIS, Tenn. — A West Tennessee tradition like none other kicked off Wednesday night for the 63rd year in a row.
Screen Shot 2016-04-27 at 11.07.21 PMOnce a year Paris, Tennessee becomes the Catfish Capitol of the World for the “World’s Biggest Fish Fry”.
“We always get a good crowd and everyone is hungry, they want 3, 4, 5 pieces of fish at a time,” Henry County Commissioner Dell Carter said. “It’s the biggest thing that goes on in Henry County.”
They come from all over the globe and across the country.
“Someone asked me earlier where’s the furthest? and I think it was Germany and England,” one organizer said.
But fish is not the only hot item at the “World’s Biggest Fish Fry”. For 63 years, homemade hush puppies have made a splash as well.
Whether it is the Buchanan Free Masons or the Paris Jaycees, they work together to serve all 12,500 pounds of hand-breaded goodness.
“You see friends you haven’t seen in a year and you visit with people you don’t get to visit the rest of the year,” Jeff Morris said. “It’s just a social event.”
Whether it is your first fry or your 63rd, organizers said it is an event to come together.
worlds biggest fish fry“We get to invite people in that aren’t used to have this kind of community gathering and that gathering together is so much fun,” Connie McSwain said.
You may be wondering what makes this fish fry the worlds biggest, organizers said it is because every single piece is hand breaded and then fried in authentic cast iron pots.
The “World’s Biggest Fish Fry” has events through the rest of the week. For a full list, click here.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Close Out and Inside Yard Sale

One more sale!


Join us Saturday, April 30th  


Starting at 7am!

If you are looking for new items marked down or our display pieces, we've got it! Lots of Yard sale items, furniture, lamps, rugs. Children's toys home decor. Lee Owenby will have her art work set up and priced to sell! We have more joining us too!  Visit our Facebook album to see a few photos of items for sale at:  https://www.facebook.com/TFRiceCo/timeline




11620 Highway 79 N. (Lake Highway), Buchanan, Tn.

Saturday, April 30
7:00 am until 3:30 pm

Monday, April 25, 2016

A Few Of Our Members

Lakeview Grocery, Gas, Bait and Tackle Store has added a wall devoted to the history of Paris Landing in its early years. Feel free to stop by and take a look.


Fishing Supplies
Moonshine Candles


Cool T Shirts!



Just want to take time to thank Foundation Bank at Paris Landing for all the support that have given us over the years. And Doris and Kathy are always ready to help with anything you might need. Great job ladies.

Brent Smith at Subway of Paris Landing is ready for Fish Fry week. Katy, Totty and Kara Hoskins are ready with a smile.

Another PLTL member is getting campers ready to go for the summer. Little Eagle RV has a parts and service department, stop and check them out.


Fish Fry Week!

Come Play With Us!!!!


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Photo Contest Winner for Week Ending 4/23/16


Congratulations to Randy Collins, photo contest winner for the week ending 4/23/16, for his photo, "All About The Water."

Entering the weekly photo contest is easy. Just post your photo in our MESSAGE BOX on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paris-Landing-Tourism-League/305712731432 You must tell us something about the photo - like who or what and where.  Check out the rules here:

http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/search/label/Photo%20Contest%20Rules

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Nice Catch!

Mr. Richard Walker and wife, Regenia,  caught a couple of good crappie today .

Thanks to Linda Sutherland at the Paris Landing Motel and Lakeview Grill for the photo. 


Monday, April 18, 2016

Photo Contest This Week

We didn't have any entries in our photo contest this week but this is a great time to be taking photos - spring is springing and the fish are jumping!  Send us a photo!

Entering the weekly photo contest is easy. Just post your photo in our MESSAGE BOX on our Facebook page. You must tell us something about the photo - like who or what and where.  Check out the rules here:  http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/search/label/Photo%20Contest%20Rules

Monday, April 11, 2016

Monthly Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Paris Landing Tourism League (PLTL) will be held Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 6 pm at the Paris Landing Emergency Complex at 15616 Hwy 79 N., Suite A
Buchanan, Tennessee 38222.

We hope you'll join us.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

March Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to , Jennifer Gatlin winner for the March 2016 photo contest for her photo "Rock skipping over Spring break at Kentucky Lake!" It's a great photo and will be entered in our annual contest which ends in May, 2016.

Entering the weekly photo contest is easy. Just post your photo in our MESSAGE BOX on our Facebook page. You must tell us something about the photo - like who or what and where. Check out the rules here: http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/search/label/Photo%20Contest%20Rules

Ideas for photos? We always love photos of people catching fish or having fun on the lake, the beach or anywhere in Paris Landing.
http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/2015/11/november-2015-photo-contest-winner.html




Friday, April 8, 2016

Volunteers Needed

From Paris Landing State Park.

Volunteers needed on April 16th from 8am to 4pm for Tennessee Promise Saturday! Light to moderate trail maintenance. We need volunteers to help remove trash, fallen logs, and invasive species. We will also be putting up bird houses, amphibian tubes, and spreading mulch along the trail. Water, snacks, and gloves will be provided by the park. Please be sure to wear appropriate clothing, insect repellent, and a lunch or money for lunch. We will be meeting at 8am at 16055 Hwy 79 N. Buchanan, TN (Park Office).

For more information:  http://tnstateparks.com/parks/event_details/paris-landing/tn-promise-saturday-trail-maintenance

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Nice Catch!

3 pound, 17.5" crappie caught today on Blood River on Kentucky Lake. Chartreuse with white head. Caught by Steve Welch from Lake Shelbyville, a guest at the Fishtale Lodge.

Monday, April 4, 2016

March 2016 Photo Contest

Time to pick a winner for the March 2016 photo contest. Monthly winners are based on the number of Facebook “likes” and “shares” for your favorite photo posted in our March 2016 Photo Contest Facebook album. Votes through April 8th will be counted. Monthly winners will have their photo posted on our Facebook site and our website and will be entered for a $200 prize in our annual contest which ends May 31, 2016. So “like” and “share” just one of the photos in this album at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153174506871433.1073741843.305712731432&type=3

Our Website: http://visitparislanding.com/ or http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/
Photo contest rules at: http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/search/label/Photo%20Contest%20Rules

Here are your choices:

Jennifer Garlin, for her photo "Rock skipping over Spring break at Kentucky Lake!"


Shelia Fitzhugh,  for her photo of "Fishing by the McWherter Bridge."



Ashley Richardson,  for her photo of a rainy day at Paris Landing.